A mini grid is an electric power generation and distribution system that provides electricity to a localized community. Mini grids will be critical in achieving universal electricity access by 2030. According to a new World Bank report “Mini Grids for Half a Billion People: Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers”, mini grids are often the most economically viable solution for remote areas with high population density and demand and where extending the main grid is prohibitively expensive.
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) shows that
Afghanistan, Myanmar, India and Nepal have the highest number of mini grids, followed by China, Philippines, Indonesia. Analysis by the
Deadline: 07-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is in discussion with the Government of Uzbekistan to be mandated as a lead
transaction advisor for structuring and tendering of a PPP transaction involving financing, construction and operation of a 1,300 MW CCGT in Uzbekistan. IFC scope of work will include (i) legal, technical, E&S and financial due diligence, (ii) defining the transaction structure and preparing the tender documents (including calls for qualifications and proposals, and PPP contractual documentation), and (iii) ongoing support to the client throughout the implementation of the tender process, including any negotiations and discussions with investors.
Deadline: 18-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Determine viable Business Models for the establishment of a photovoltaic energy generation project at the Central de Abastos in Mexico City. This project will include the installation of solar panels and internal interconnection, as well as connection to the public network in common areas (existing ceilings and current roofless parking areas) with the objective of generating clean energy.
The global energy landscape is undergoing a major transformation. This year’s Innovate4Climate (I4C) will have a priority focus on battery storage, helping to identify ways to overcome the technology, policy and financing barriers to deploy batteries widely and close the global energy storage gap.
The World Bank launched the Climate-Smart Mining Facility on May 1st, the first-ever fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable. The Facility will support the sustainable extraction and processing of minerals and metals used in clean energy technologies, such as wind, solar power, and batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles. It focuses on helping resource-rich developing countries benefit from the increasing demand for minerals and metals, while ensuring the mining sector is managed in a way that minimizes the environmental and climate footprint.
Deadline: 18-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The shortlisting criteria are:
Experience in transmission network levels design, implementation, and/or operation relating to substation protection system, SCADA system, and/or status monitoring system in a central dispatching center. Primary nominal voltage shall be equal to or higher than 220kV.
Deadline: 14-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC part of the World Bank Group) is in preliminary discussions with the Government of Northern Macedonia, assess the bankability and support the development of a greenfield pumped-storage hydropower plant. Within the context of this potential engagement, IFC expects the need to perform a least-cost electricity generation and storage assessment of Northern Macedonia and neighboring countries, and economic analysis of the proposed project, and is seeking expressions of interest from experienced technical consultants (or consortia of consultants) with experience in electricity market design / assessment and renewable power generation.
Deadline: 30-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has been mandated by the Federal Government of Brazil (GoB), through CAIXA, its state-owned development bank (the Client) to provide lead transaction advice on the development and implementation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP or the Project) to improve the delivery of public lighting for up to 6 Municipalities (Municipalities). IFC is now looking to hire a consultant (Consultant) to work throughout the development of the transaction with expertise in: (i) Project Management Office; (ii) Technical Street Lighting, including Artistic and Special Areas Lighting; and (iii) Economic-Financial modeling.